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1951 Allen B. Cleare, a native of Harbour Island in the Bahamas, died in Key West at age 77. He had served on the City Commission and School Board and was mayor of Key West from 1917 to 1919.
1955 The Key West motel price war reached a new high (or low) when eight motels posted signs offering free rooms to tourists.
1963 Roger A. Foster, who was accused of murdering Douglas Trevor and his son Edward on the charter boat Dream Girl, was adjudged insane and committed to the state mental institution. He would later be judged competent and tried and convicted for the murders.
1997 The Key West Memorial Sculpture Garden at Mallory Square was dedicated.